Ziona Chana no more: The head of the world's largest family dies, 38 wives and 89 children in the family

This photo of Chana's family has been shared by Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on social media.

Ziona Chana no more: The head of the world's largest family dies, 38 wives and 89 children in the family
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Ziona Chana, the head of the world's largest family, has died.  He was 76 years old.  Chana, a carpenter by profession, has 38 wives and 89 children.  Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga gave this information on social media.  He wrote that Mizoram and his village Baktawang Talangnum had become a tourist attraction because of this family.

It is told about this family that Chana's eldest wife distributes the work of all the members from the house. She also keeps an eye on everyone's work.  This family of 167 people lives in a big house built amidst the hills.  There are more than 100 rooms in this house.

Life of this family 

Chana was born on 21 July 1945.  He was the head of a community named Chana Paval.  It was established by his father.  There is a tradition of many weddings in this sect. This is the reason why Chana has so many wives. The name of this family is included in the Guinness Book of World Records. According to reports, this family needs 45 kg of rice, 25 kg of pulses, 20 kg of fruits, 30 to 40 chickens and 50 eggs in a day's ration.

The name of the house in which this family lives is Chhaun Thar Run (New Generation Home).  This 4-storey house has more than 100 rooms.  Food is served on 50 tables in a large dining hall.  Chana's wives cook the food.  Daughters look after other household chores.  The responsibility of cleaning is handled by the daughter-in-law.